[SATLUG] Linux to the rescue

Herb Cee hc at lookcee.com
Sun Jun 28 19:46:43 CDT 2009

Geoff wrote:
> So, I have some spare parts laying around, and several hardddrives that
> I wanted to get data off of.
> Now that I've got a 500g drive, I was looking to consolidate the largest
> of drives on one system, for the most space.
> A few years ago, I got a dual PIII 550MHz system from Jeremy Mann
> (Thanks, Jeremy!)  It was my server machine for a year or so, until I
> got a dual 1GHz Compaq Pro workstation.  Crammed a gig of rambus ram in
> it, and been using it, since.  The dual PIII has been sitting idle for a
> while.  hmmm...
> tossed a cd-rom drive in it, grabbed my knoppix live-cd, hooked up a
> drive to be checked, linux came up, I mounted the drive and after the
> third one, discovered some files I had -really- wanted to transfer.
> I knew I was going to have to have this machine on the local network. 
> Grabbed some ethernet hose, plugged it into the dsl router and we've got
> a heart-beat.  but after that, what to do?
> hmmmm...
> (!)  To the CLI, Robin!
> sudo mount //ip.address.to.mount-to/sharename /mount-point
> password:
> Success!
> after a couple of syntax errors, I was able to start copying files from
> the queried drive to the home system, at 100mbps.
> My life revolves around Linux.
> -Geoff

hehehehehe... okeeeeee I will try similar when it not so hot

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